File 232 - Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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Schantz, Sophie Emma : correspondence received.

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SCA118-GA91-7-232

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  • 1885-1909 (Creation)
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    Schantz Russell Family

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The Schantz Family in North America is large and widespread; alternative spellings of the last name includes variations such as Tschantz, Shantz, Shonts, and Schanz.
The family descended from Jacob Schanz (June 12, 1710-February 5, 1781) who emigrated to the United States of America in 1737 and settled in Pennsylvania. In 1810 Jacob’s son Christian Shantz (July 11, 1769-April 7, 1857) came to Waterloo County and settled at Freeport on the Grand River.
Christian’s son Benjamin Shantz (September 2, 1811-November 9, 1868) was an early Waterloo County inhabitant and one of the founders of Port Elgin, Ontario where he settled in 1854 and established a grist and flour mill. Benjamin married Lydia Kolb (May 13, 1814-November 9, 1862) on April 10, 1842 and together they had ten children; Josiah K. Schantz (December 5, 1834-August 3, 1913), Catharine Schantz (May 17, 1836-February 28, 1917), Hannah Schantz (April 1, 1838-August 20, 1841), Christian Schantz (January 20, 1840-?), Tobias Schantz (April 10, 1842-April 16, 1925), Abraham K. Schantz (September 20, 1844-?), Benjamin K. Schantz (December 5, 1846), Menno K. Schantz (January 31, 1849-July 6, 1888), Lydia K. Schantz (August 17, 1851-July 16, 1900), Sarah K. Schantz (April 1, 1854-April 10, 1878), and Enoch K. Schantz (October 7, 1856-May 25, 1888).
When Lydia died in 1862, Benjamin remarried his housekeeper, Margaret Swinton. Benjamin and Margaret left Port Elgin, Ontario and settled in Dallas County, Missouri. Correspondence in the collection between Benjamin and his son Tobias recount Benjamin’s settler experiences in Dallas County, Missouri.
The Schantz Russell Family Papers centre around Tobias Schantz, his wife Mary Schantz and their descendants, drawing together primary sources relating to several early pioneering families of Waterloo County, primarily the Schantz, Moyer/Meyer and Bowman families, and material relating to descendants of the Moyer pioneers of Lincoln County, Ontario.

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Seventeen letters received by Sophie Emma Schantz.

Date and Place from: Unknown. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Wismer, J.E. Notes: Partial letter.

Date and Place from: Aug. 22, 1897 Jordan, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Wismer, S.G.

Date and Place from: Aug. 1, 1899 Morenci, Mich. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Wilson, May H.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1900 Morenci, Mich. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Wilson, May A.

Date and Place from: Jan. 31, 1902 Cedar Falls, Iowa To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Wismer, S.G.

Date and Place from: Nov. 24, 1893 Winnipeg, Man. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: Nov. 10, 1901 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: Nov. 10, 1901 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: Dec. 1, 1901 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: Dec. 8, 1901 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: March 7, 1902 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948 Attachments: Envelope with partial stamp.

Date and Place from: March 21, 1902 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

Date and Place from: March 29, 1902 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: March 29, 1902 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948 Attachments: Envelope with stamp.

Date and Place from: Aug. 6, 1885 Innerkip, Ont. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Witmer, Rachel.

Date and Place from: April 5, 1886 Walmer To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From Witmer, Rachel Notes: Scrap of green fabric enclosed.

Date and Place from: April 19, 1909 Didsbury, Alta. To Schantz, Sophie Emma, 1869-1958 From White, Ward Malott, 1870-1948.

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Donated by Dorothy Russell and Harold Russell in 1995.

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Described in 1995.
Revised by NM in February 2019.

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